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in unemployment, and strength in manufacturing, has the u.s. economy has finally turned a corner? >> susie: and messy earnings news from two giant banks: a big earnings miss from citigroup, and a big earnings drop at bank of america. investors dump the stocks. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: hundreds of flights were canceled today and airlines rushed to make back-up plans after regulators around the world grounded boeing's 787 dreamliner. those actions came after the federal aviation association ordered the plane out of the air after two incidents where lithium ion batteries overheated. boeing says it is confident the 787 is safe and says it stands behind the plane's overall integrity. this is only the second time in more than 30 years that regulators have grounded a plane. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: boeing has spent more than $30 billion developing the 787 dreamliner. one reason for the high cost is boeing's decision to upgrade the hydraulics and other mechanical systems with next-generation technology that runs on electricity. >> you've got generators on boar
in unemployment and strength in manufacturing, has the u.s. economy has finally turned a corner? >> susie: and messy earnings news from two giant banks: a big earnings miss from citigroup, and a big earnings drop at bank of america. investors dump the stocks. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: hundreds of flights were canceled today and airlines rushed to make back-up plans after regulators around the world grounded boeing's 787 dreamliner. those actions came after the federal aviation association ordered the plane out of the air after two incidents where lithium ion batteries overheated. boeing says it is confident the 787 is safe and says it stands behind the plane's overall integrity. this is only the second time in more than 30 years that regulators have grounded a plane. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: boeing has spent more than $30 billion developing the 787 dreamliner. one reason for the high cost is boeing's decision to upgrade the hydraulics and other mechanical systems with next-generation technology that runs on electricity. >> you've got generators on boar
.s. economy energized the stock market today. the dow jumped 85 points, the nasdaq added 18, and the s&p gained eight points. here's what inspired investors to buy stocks: housing starts surged more than 12% last month, hitting the highest level since june 2008. permits for future home construction were also the strongest in more than four years. the upbeat december performance echoes other recent measures on housing. and, there was also good news on the labor front: jobless claims fell last week to the lowest level in five years. >> susie: so is the slow growth environment coming to an end, or is the u.s. economy still stuck in neutral? suzanne pratt reports. >> reporter: ann lenane has sold real estate in up and down markets, what she says about today's market might surprise you. >> the real estate market is hot. it is on fire. >> reporter: her read on real estate market makes sense given that home sales and new construction are recovering from their recent steep declines. and, some economists believe housing will replace manufacturing as a key growth driver this year. beyond the hou
stronger in the second half. >> for the economy? i think we have to divorce the economy from the market. >> have we been price thatting that out? >> we have to be clear that markets are totally different from the economy. for the markets, we're looking at 2% scenario. scenario a would be similar to 2012 where i think actually the economy doesn't do that well. the first half is difficult. second half is a bit better. we've still got the fed printing 5 billion a month. we could see a rerun of 2012. maybe mid to single high digit returns. >> did you get exposure of citi to bofa here? >> we wouldn't be. we're taking a little bit of money off the table or indeed i think we did. the level of implied volatility makes perfect sense here. >> we'll leave it here for now. thanks very much. over to you, ross. >> kelly, thanks for that. so we are just about an hour and 20 minutes into the trading day here in europe. you can see advancers just about outpace decliners by a ratio of 6 to 4 and we're up near the high point of the session which has dragged us back into prospect on that particular indices
including leadership quite honestly, larry, on the economy because a bad economy, unfortunately, doesn't give us the resources we need to allow for better interventions, let's say in mental health. let's look at a fellow democrat, the democrat from colorado who came out with a proposal to stream line their processes for identifying people who may be dangerous to themselves and others and also bolster mental health measures and initiatives. >> lars larson you're going to pose everything. what do you want? >> here's the problem. the president shamelessly surrounds himself with children and used them as props. ben seems uninformed on this. this young man didn't buy his firearm. he stole it from his mother after murdering his mother. the president's proposed bill to congress to ban the manufacture and sale of new sporting rifles, semiautomatic rifles and large capacity magazines wouldn't have done a darn thing to stop sandy hook or aurora, colorado. it would have done nothing. >> let me ask you this. if it were in effect -- now i don't even know, there's issues about pistol grips and there
to the strength of the global economy no, airline can afford to cancel an order with boeing. airbus sold out for years. and you can't get back in the queue if you cancel. you will be stuck with older, less fuel efficient planes to deal with a higher priced oil environment when you can fill every seat have you and then some. boeing, the single greatest short of our lifetime, frankly, actually rallied 92 cents today. a bear's worst nightmare, which, of course, is there for the single best possible dream. for a bull. now, let's extrapolate the story. we were suppose supposed to have a horrendous, hideous economy. those guys real downers. why? washington gridlocked, confidence down, horrible down there. president, republicans, care less about the economy. supposed to be crushed, absolutely annihilated about worries of the upcoming debt ceiling and laid to waste by the end of the tax holiday. rich people stopped dead in their tracks by new tax hikes. one so steep we were supposed to switch to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches rather than dining at three-star restaurants. pass the skippy, keep th
now that the global economies are recovering. if you heard schlumberger and ge today, both companies on their conference calls, talked about china being probably the best area for activity 2013. and i think that's very exciting, and that's the reason -- one of the main reasons why you want to be buying this market if you do get a little bit more volatility over the next week. in addition, i think the u.s. continues to do pretty well, too. so i like the market, and on volatility we're buying it. >> so, we've got an economic story that seems to be better from the macro point of view, dean. and by the way, i should point out this market rocketed at the end of the day, settled up 53 points on the dow jones industrial average. what does the macro story look like you to right now? >> the macro story is considerably better than it's been over the past couple of years, pes legs with the european contagion story. not done but off the table for now. obviously things like the debt ceiling and the dysfunction in washington are reasons for concern, but i think one of the factors that's underpinni
. that means the lending is not going on. we're still at increasingly a low economy. if you buy back the dell, you don't go to the banks anymore. you find other sources of money. i think that the financial story and economic story is saying this is not the kind of financial environment that leads to rapid growth. >> interesting. >> okay. >> you tied it in to dell and jpmorgan and everything else. excellent. larry, thank you. >> my pleasure. >> join us tomorrow. "squawk on the street" begins right now. >>> good wednesday morning. welcome to "squawk on the street." i'm melissa lee with carl quintanilla, and jim cramer and david faber at the new york stock exchange. stocks had a pretty nice day yesterday. the s&p closed at five-year highs. we are looking to the down decide this morning. the dow looking to lose about 62 at the open. the picture in europe, a couple of downgrades for gdp forecasts from both the german government and world bank. italy is down by 1.5%. road map this morning starts off with the banks and earnings. jpmorgan higher. goldman sachs at 18-month highs. >> japan airlines gro
countries. why this site specifically? it is about gas and oil, that is the backbone of the economy and of course that is of great interest for the europeans who import from algeria. melissa: why attack in algeria for what is happening in molly? you can see they are neighbors, but why would this be the best way to make a statement, do you think? >> algeria has opened its airspace between friends in the north and the train into mali. it aided france in attacking al qaeda in mali. this is a lesson, a revenge against algeria to stop them from along the french across into mali. melissa: what is our role, what is the proper response for us? there are americans involved among the hostages, we have a drone overhead but it is limited given the algerian military is on-site. what can america do and what should we do? >> that is things we cannot talk about what the government will not talk about. obviously a special mission is being prepared that would emerge if they're executed, but let's be clear, the lead is the algerians. they are on the ground surrounding the flight. some hostages have be
time, their workers but that comes with a cost to the whole economy, making it less dynamic, less easy for businesses to hire more workers and at a time when we have 8% unemployment, that's not something that a lot of businesses can afford. >> now, a lot of those same union leaders say, you get what you pay for, and there are offering cut raitt salaries to workers who might appreciate the jobs, but in the end, aren't going to be very happy in those jobs. what do you think? >> i think overall people are gibbing to see that unions are out to help union worker but very often at the expense of nonunion works and that's where we're getting in trouble. the american public at large is overwhelmingly moving sort of -- public support is moving against unions, gallup found that 42% would like to see unions be less influential. they feel at if there are negotiations going on for union workers but they come at a cost for all workers, creating less opportunity for all workers and for the economy at large. what is the message. you say lab you wins every time. unions say, cheaper labor has a cos
. >>> onto the debt ceiling. the deadline approaching so it washington on the verge of killing an economy that many people think is actually experiencing a very nice little rebound? we're going to ask loan ceo jim tisch when "power lunch" returns. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. >>> four days before the inauguration the latest nbc wall street journal poll is out with the breaking news. john harwood in washington. john? >> tyler, we've just got one question. the full poll comes out tonight but this shows you some of the difficulty president obama is going to face with this gun control issue he's pursuing. look at the public image of the national rifle association. it shows you it's a pretty tough target. at three different decision points after tragedies, columbine they had a net negative rating. at the giffords shooting it was better in early 2011
president obama took office four years ago, the economy was getting smaller. now it is growing. nbc's first read team tries to answer the question -- are we better off now than we were four years ago? they answer it with numbers and not just, you know, gut reaction to things. the numbers. >>> and happy birthday to the first lady and that by the way is just one of the things we thought you should know. hey sis, it's so great to see you. you, too! oh, cloudy glasses. you didn't have to come over! actually, honey, i think i did... oh? you did? whoa, ladies, easy. hi. cascade kitchen counselor. we can help avoid this with cascade complete pacs. see, over time, cascade complete pacs fight film buildup two times better than finish quantum. to help leave glasses sparkling shiny! too bad it doesn't work on windows. okay, i'm outta here. cascade. the clear choice. >>> welcome back. as we gear up for the president's second inauguration, are we better off than we were four years ago? the answer depends on the stats you pick. there are plenty of numbers suggesting that the country is on more solid foot
for the economy. what are you seeing? >> well, 2012 was the year housing really made its statement at its back. it's not back to where it was, but surely we can now say housing has turned the corner so that's a good thing for the economy. when housing does well, everything else seems to do well. quite a multiplier effect. in fact, there's been no recovery in this country of size or stability without housing participating or leading. energy is doing pretty well. we see some manufacturing, but to be honest about it, the recovery is still not as strong as it needs to be. there's still too much uncertainty, and there needs to be more clarify for the economy to take off. >> a really important point because i think businesses are, you know, shaping up and are currently in great shape in terms of cash on balance sheets. >> terrific. >> so they have the potential to put money to work, although that uncertainty factor is really keeping them from doing so. >> in fact, corporate balance sheets have never been better. liquidity, cash, we've grown 300 billion in core deposits in four years. you know, consumer
that president obama put them in saying they are holding the u.s. economy hostage. they are saying no. we are holding the senate hostage it a debt limit increase, that's what they have to do and we will see how far they get with the proposal. if we do a short term extension of the debt limit we are going to make it be clean without conditions. and this is what the back and forth is going to be in the parties over the next couple of weeks. >> let's talk a little bit about two other major deadlines here. does this have any impact whatsoever john as far as can you see on the the impending so-called sequestering, which i believe kicks in sometime in the next six weeks or so. and then in late march, on the idea that the government will run out of money. there will be no authorization to spend anything more and the government could functionally shut down. is that involved here at all? >> not in a formal sense. but of course all of this is linked together, what the spending plans are to come up with cuts to avoid the budget sequester which neither party wants because it affects it in is indiscri
, housing is better, you want to be invested in this economy for the next three to five years because that's where you're going to make money. you're not going to make money in fixed income. you're not going to make money focusing on only pure dividend stocks that are 5%, 6%. you're going to have to have companies that can grow the top lines, that have the ability to shepherd capital and really can take the consumer that is now in a better shape than the u.s. and now is getting better overseas to grow your company. >> okay. so you're talking mostly about multi national companies or -- >> multi nationals and secular growth companies. >> both? >> both, absolutely. but you want good companies with management that are just not going to sit there and do financial engineering and say, oh, we borrowed more money and because our cost of debt is lower than our dividend and we can do that. that party is over. that game is done. you really want the companies that i think if you want to beat the market and we think actually the market is going to have -- is going to grow, gives you a look at how much
are and as much as we can tell about the economy and financial sector, we will be obsessed with jamie dimon, if he didn't get as much of a bonus as normal because his pristine reputation because of the wale slipping -- thing we can find as members of the media. >> $6 million trade on a balance sheet of -- >> i don't know how much they made in spite of that. a lot. >>> speaking of the bank, another -- >> look who's here! >> and dressed normally, too. >> can we get the man a chair? he can't sit -- ♪ >> we thought you were trying on different zweaters. on a day like this, what is the right look for a young, happening, dashing -- >> what -- what -- >> you have time. don't do this to viewers. it's not that important. did you not get make-up? >> no. he didn't. >> look at -- this is natural beauty. >> you didn't shave -- you really think you need to be here that much that you can't get make-up? >> absolutely. >> taking one for the team. >> all right. >> speaking of this -- stay on us, please. morgan stanley will take -- you can get powder or something if you want. just headlines -- >> the women didn't
, he's got a hundred days, really maybe a year to create his legacy. we're hearing the economy, taxes, gun control, immigration, energy policy. i look for him to hit on those themes, and i look for a theme of unit. i'll look to see if he can bring boehner and the republicans over or if he's going to try to exercise in a second term as a campaign style president, one role he's more comfortable in, really, than governing. >> just briefly here because we mentioned history and we started off the show talking about president george washington's second address which was only 135 words, shortest in history. when you look over history, what do you look to as a very significant inauguration, a point of comparison, if you will, to others? >> sure. well, this one feels to me like bush's, g.w. bushes 2004 election. i look to others as more inspirational. i look at the highenned security during lincoln's reelection where he referenced god 14 times, trying to bring the country together during a civil war that was dividing our nation. i look at the depression and fdr, trying to tell people that fear
, long-term economic solutions to help turn around the economy, we're talking about minting a trillion dollar coin. this is a president who seems to be sort of thumbing his nose at what really needs to be done in this next term. i mean, instead he's doing a power grab to secure his legacy. neil: you know, ilya, he's not the first president to try to go beyond an election and take what was a victory if terms of a -- in terms of a striking mandate. fdr did it, richard nixon tried it, george bush in his re-election tried it. are there differences here? anything noteworthy here? i mean, obviously, he's trying to get past a resistant congress to a lot of his proposals, and this styying of a lot of his proposals. are you worried about the way he's doing it? >> well, of course, i'm worried about it. this is why we have three branches of government. any president of any party at any time is going to try to expand his powers. the nature of any public official whether you're a low-level bureaucrat or the president to do so. but we have in our constitutional system checks and balances both horizo
. >> we must not permit and artificial debt ceiling to throw the country into default and our economy into chaos and depression, which is exactly what the republicans are threatening to do. jon: some conservative groups warn that removing the limit is a recipe for economic disaster, as we're seeing now in greece. the leaders of heritage action family research council and club for growth writing in an op ed they want congress to balance the budget within ten years and keep it balanced. quote, no american should have to tell an eight-year-old child that we cannot get our nation's house in order by the time she goes to college. there are many ways to get to a d republicans haved both an obligation to explain what path they will choose. jonah goldberg is editor at large for national review online, he's also a fox news contributor. get rid of the debt ceiling all together? jonah, what do you think about that idea? >> well i don't think it's a disaster if we got rid of the debt ceiling but i'm not in favor of getting rid of the debt ceiling. most countries don't have a debt ceiling. you sti
spend the gold to kickstart the european economy, but the government has strongly ruled out that idea. al jazeera, berlin. >> thailand's navy has increased patrols to try to stem the flow of refugees from myanmar. more of them are entering thailand legally to try to escape harsh conditions and ethnic violence. this report from southern thailand. >> tired and confused, they arrived on foreign soil. 88 refugees spending more than 10 days at sea after leaving western myanmar. they said they had no choice but to leave. >> the soldiers would take women and daughters and rape them and then turned them back the next day. we had no freedom. we could not go anywhere. we had to make our own future. >> myanmar is predominantly buddhist, and the muslim minority are largely seen as illegal immigrants from neighboring bangladesh. after fighting between bouterse and muslims last year, more than 100,000 left homeless. this was all happening at a sensitive time for thailand. it has been ranked as a tier 2 nation on the watch list for human trafficking. if it is ranked again this year, it will drop to
in line with expectations, but the outlook fell short. and the fed said in its beige book, the economy expanded across much of the country last month, but hiring was hampered by politcial uncertainty coming from washington. todd horwitz of the adam mesh trading group joins us on this thursday morning. good morning to you. a lot of traders are talking 1475 in the s&p 500. what is it going to take to get there? > > good morning. you know, we're close. right now the markets are in a tug of war between the bears and the bulls. they are trying to get to that level. yesterday morning we had big boxcar earnings from j.p. morgan and goldman sachs. that was not enough to propel the markets through those levels. i think the market anticipated a lot of this good news ahead of time. so i think we are going to languish around here. you can see by the falling volatility and the complacent markets that we are probably a little ways away from pushing through that level. > what about citigroup and bank of america, which are now going to report in? > > i think those earnings will probably be just like j
, you have to see the economy get better. that could happen. i'm hoping it will happened. i'm just not sure if this is the time to put new money into goldman sachs, if we're sure not sure that will play its way out. it's just a matter of, how long does it take for the uncertainty to get out of the way, so companies can get back to making acquisitions. >> jeff, do people give you a hard time when you cut the ratings and yet boost the price targets? that gets made fun of a lot. >> yeah, we do get some for it. the price target increase, it's very form layically driven. what our pick it into our what it's done over the last decades, and the price target -- i don't think 1.1 times tangible is expensive, but we do get some push back on that for sure. >> i'll bet you do. we had a discussion earlier about whether the go long money center short liegen center will last other reverse. do you have a view? >> i would expect it to last, maybe continue. the pressure is hitting the bank industry right now. i think the money center banks have a usneaks advantage to not have as much pressure and exp
and partnering with things that are made in the usa. it's going to be just enormous for our economy. >> it's the largest company in world's history, walmart. they sell more food than -- food -- than any company in the world. >> i had no idea. >> that's how massive it is. 1.6 million employees. >> i think this could really make a difference in our economy. we need it. >>> all right. coming up, what happens when two retirees head to prison with their knitting kits. >> we'll show you those doing hard time with needles and yarn. you can't miss that. stay tuned. you're watching "world news now." stay tuned. you're watching "world news now." ♪ >>> good musical choice, huh? good musical choice. >> good stuff. all right. when you think about criminals serving time behind bars, you probably figure they're pumping iron or shooting hoops. >> and knitting is probably the last thing that comes to mind. two retirees are turning convicts into converts with yarn. here's abc's t.j. winnick with more. >> reporter: barbed wire fences, watchman towers, and a group of men with felony convictions. >> armed ki
that we have a uniform rule of economy gent circumstances. that, her suggestion complies with your objection. >> well, if i'm understanding it correctly, i think our point is this, which is that the police officers have to act reasonably in the situation. in the situation they know for sure the evidence is going to be lost, they know that every minute is critical, for example -- >> so many situations in which we require a warrant, nevertheless. when there's drug dealing in a house, every time -- it's almost a certainty that they're going to use the drugs, and that evidence is going to disappear. you rely on knowing that there's likely to be telltale signs left over. and that's the same thing you do in an alcohol situation. you rely on the testimony of the police officer, you rely on the implied consent presumption. it's not as if this is destruction of all evidence. and not like a fleeing situation where someone gets away, you have nothing left. this is vastly different. >> i mean, with respect we disagree. this evidence is critical, and the number matters. i mean, it is the case t
of expectations and its shares turned negative after-hours. >>> good news on the u.s. economy led to an early slide for gold. swung back late in the session and hit a one-month high settles at 1690.80 an ounce. >>> our top story is the frightening situation in algeria where a botched attempt to free hostages from bp's natural gas complex turned deadly. al algerian source tells reuters 30 hostages were killed. seven foreigners, two japanese, one britain, a french national. seven americans are missing. the white house is saying some are not accounted for. fox news learned two americans are on their way to london. bp is pulling nonessential personnel out of algeria. details here still very fluid. there is a lot of conflicting reports out there. here to help us sort it out, john bolton, former ambassador to the united nations. he is also a fox news contributor. i want to start out, can you put this in perspective for us. how big of a deal is it to the u.s.? >> i think we should consider it very significant. even though it is in algeria a long way away. when you combine it with the hostilities in
the economy at rigs being. boeing fell 2% in after hours trading after faa grounded dream liners. and apple stock went up 4%. >> a veteran actor spent golden years here in the bay area has died. he was best known for the role in "diff'rent strokes", playing a wealthy white widower raising two sons of his african american housekeeper. a native of canada he had a long career in the movies and stage a cording to his daughter he died at home in livermore. conrad bain >>> a coalition of consumer groups is asking the federal government to take a look at the lending practices of san francisco based wells fargo bank. >> that is right. they're concerned about a program they claim is like a pay day loan product. >> michael finney is here now with a story of a woman comparing her experience to a debt trap. >> yes this, wells fargo prefers to call the program a direct deposit advance, charging 1 path $50 for every $20 borrowed. your loan must be paid in full when the next check arrives. the fee on the loan is equivalent of a percentage rate of 108%. a 30 day loan, 91%. annette smith of rockland needed
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is a bundle of joy for california's economy. a future worker. a future taxpayer, and a future buyer for your home. trouble is, there aren't enough women having babies. that spells potential crisis for the future of the state. >> i want to get married, have a career, all these things. most of my friends feel the same way. i think our generation wants to wait longer. we don't really see ourselves with kids in our 20s. >> maybe it's the economy. people with making sure they have enough for themselves first. >> we peaked in california in 1990. >> reporter: dell myers from usc sees a convergence of troubling trends. on top of a declining birthrate, there is a growing senior population. that means a shortage of doctors and caregivers in the supply pipeline to serve the aging. >> basically, there's almost twice as many seniors now per working-age person, or there will will, than tha there have been traditionally. >> reporter: aggravating factors are declining education opportunities and a higher cost of living in california. fewer people are coming to the state, including undocumented workers. myer
's going to affect the availability of various types of seafood, which, of course, impacts the economy on a very large scale in our area. >> reporter: does that continue to concern you? >> oh, absolutely. yeah. i think the effects we're seeing now are just the beginning. >> reporter: there are also worries over rising sea levels. in nearby huntington beach, the tide now comes up farther inland. >> along the california southern coast we've experienced an eight-inch rise in sea level already. it's nothing we can continue to deny. >> reporter: the u.s. government predicts sea levels will rise between 1 and 4 feet by the next century. bigad shaban, cbs news, long beach, california. >>> when we come back on this wednesday, lifting spirits with a song. students from sandy hook elementary school gather for a special recording. ( birds chirping ) everything's better with a great cup of coffee. exceptionally smooth and perfectly balanced for a harmonious blend of flavor, body and aroma. green mountain coffee for your keurig brewer. brew a better day. crashes into a crane duri
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workers have jobs. this is a big part of our economy. people feel more and wealthier when their home is doing well. >> let's talk about bowling. to this is dominating the headlines. we have already had japan ground their planes and now york. ethiopia is starting to the ground theirs as well. what is the situation with bowling? >> and boeing is one of those companies that is one of the greatest. they are almost like dale. this is a japanese battery maker and this seems to be the biggest problem. death a a burly cleared the plan is two months ago and worldwide regulators are ground the planes. i do not like this because there's too much of a chance of recalls. short- term, boeing is a risk. but they will not go out of business and the plane will figure out its problems. you probably wil >> thank you rob. we will be visiting with you a began talking about the winners and losers later. the >> we're taking a look at van ness ave. >> we have several spots in the upper 20s. it is clear conditions for most of us perry ed it is patchy frost and the impossibility of black eyes in the north bay
investors more optimistic about the economy. the dow is up 69. the nasdaq is up 18. s&p up 7. >>> an influential group of business leaders is pushing for an increase in the full retirement age. the business round table made up of large company's ceos -- companies' secretary of state, says the retirement age should gradually go up to 70. the group is proposing the older retirement age apply for both social security and medicare. members also want to partially privatize healthcare for older americans. they say their plan to help preserve social security and medicare for all americans. >>> 8:44. let's bring you up to date on some of the other top stories we're following for you right now. algerian forces reportedly raided a natural gas plant trying to free dozens of foreign hostages including americans held by militants. but the militants say 35 hostages and 15 kidnappers were killed by algerian military helicopters. they also say that seven hostages including two americans survived. no comment yet on this by the algerian government. >>> back this country, notre dame football st
of our debt relative to the size of our economy, but it would make it manageable. jon: that's the $4 trillion that he is talking, talking about, sg that if you can cut $4 trillion in spending, that's going to make thingsings hunky dory. is it? >> with well, no, i would say no. for the reasons doug suggests that $4 trillion isn't really $4 trillion. if it were a real $4 trillion, it would be an effective patch, a short-term fix. what it will not do, however, is change the long-term debt trajectory of the country, and there's really no discussion, particularly discussion that involves the white house on a serious level about changing the debt trajectory of the country. you're not hearing from the president proposals for long-term, structural entitlement reform which everybody in washington, b everybody who's paid even cursory attention to these issues understands is what's really driving our debt. jon: and i just have to let our viewers know that steve is not a marionette, there are cables behind his head for the window washers -- [laughter] who are getting ready to clean the windows t
to bring about the collapse of the iranian economy or the surrender of their government. we're not saying sanctions are meaneringless. they are imposing various types of hardships on people in iran, but they are not having the kind of strategic effect that proponents of them here say that they will have, and i would say historically, there's no real example of a case where sanctions organized and instituted by the united states have led either to the overthrow of a government we didn't like or led it basically to surrender our our policy demands. we impose sanctions on iraq for more than a decade. killed more than 1 million iraqis in the process, half of them children, and the iraqi people didn't rise up to overthrow saddam. they didn't you know, change iraqi policies. it took a disastrous u.s. invasion in 2003 to do that. sanctions are not going to have the effect that people are being promised that they'll have here. >> i could talk to you both for hours. we didn't even scratch the surface of the nuclear capabilities and the allegations made against iran on that front, but hillary and f
for market, sellers and buyers and the economy overall. >> reporter: we're not there right now? >> we're really hot. >> reporter: too hot? >> i think so. too hot to sustain. >> reporter: a lot of factors influence that median price including artificially low interest rates and buyers feeling pressure to bid ever higher. the fear is that the whole thing could collapse again. nobody wants to go back to 2009. but the warnings are there. if the market gets too hot, somebody could get burned. in concord, john ramos, cbs 5. >> the industry experts predict the higher prices will eventually lead to more inventory for sale. to see the housing numbers broken down county by county go to our website, cbssf.com. click on news. >>> a barber and father of a five-year-old girl is the first homicide victim of the year in san jose. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington shows us the victim's family is turning to the public in their quest for answers. >> we don't want to wake up every morning asking the same question, why and who? >> reporter: why 34-year-old ivan segur
and next, earnings from investors, as they gauge how the economy is doing. and speak egg of the economy, the federal reserve's regional survey found modest growth at year end 2012. this despite concerns about the fiscal cliff and the looming battle over the debt ceiling. back to you. >> mary thompson at the new york stock exchange. thank you. >>> one of television's favorite fathers has died. conrad bain played phillip drummond on "different strokes," the adopted father of two african-american brothers, played by todd bridges and gary coleman a veteran stage actor, bain rose to fame in middle age with the long-.-running family sitcom. conrad bain was 89 years old. a big hit here on nbc. 7:19 now. back to matt, savannah and al. >> must see tv. >> definitely. >> thanks, matt. >> thanks very much. mr. roker is here. >> a big storm is down south. let's go live now to pearl, mississippi, you can see the snow is already on the ground. they have got more on the way. as we take a look and show you what's happening, here is the latest. we have got winter storm warning, winter weather advisories
factor for the drop of immigration from latin america may be the bad economy. a man tried to kidnap a three year-old boy and the middle of the mall in the middle of a store. luckily, the mom spotted him and now we have details about who they are looking for. we will be right back. >> looked back as 829 and looking at the weather here is erica. >> it is sunny but kind of hazy. remembered today as a winter spare the air day, no wood burning out loud. a lot of you probably wish you could because we have several cases in the upper 20s. 34 out the door in san francisco and into the afternoon sunny and warm conditions. mid to upper 50s for most of us and the south bay's bats. it will not be as cold as the past couple of nights. as we transition into the weekend we will have full details on what to expect in my next report. 830 and let's check back with george. >> not tracking any hot spots but the bay bridge ride drive times are holding at 18 to 22 minutes. the bridge was an early morning hot spot along the last several days and it has cleared out. the right to the san mateo bridge still
of his involvement in doping. >>> turning, now, to the economy, a milestone in the housing recoveries. new figures show home foreclosures dropping 17% to a six-year low last month. and construction of new homes hit a nearly five-year high. >>> people with egg allergies will soon be able to get a flu shot. the fda has approved an egg-free vaccine that will be available soon, but only for people 18 to 49 years old. a new study confirms the regular flu shot is indeed safe for pregnant women and their unborn children. >>> and a remarkable story, now, from that helicopter crash in central london just yesterday. the helicopter clipped a construction crane, burst into flames, killing two people, injuring more than a dozen in the process. but the two crane workers survived. why? because they both overslept for the first time in years and were late getting to work. >>> and finally, something of a controversy at subway. a growing movement, now, online has people getting out their measuring tapes showing that the sandwich chain's famous foot-long sub actually falls one inch short. >> oh, no. >>
and will not last. why would i buy land? because agriculture will be one of the most exciting parts of the economy for the next 20 or 30 years. you should learn how to drive a tractor. dagen: i know how to drive a tractor. i probably learned before you did. talk to me about the treasury rates, real quick. when will this come home for us as a nation because, again, congress and our lawmakers are getting a free pass and not doing anything about our long-term financial situation because we can still borrow at such low rates? >> it is because the federal reserve is in their buying bonds. this is an artificial development right now. something that is artificial, it comes home to haunt them eventually. the problem, i am sure -- the problem, dagen, there may be more turmoil coming in the currency markets. you see what is happening with the again right now. it is the wrong thing to do, but they will do it anyway. dagen: you like agricultural commodities, obviously, you are buying farmland in iowa. what about other commodities at this point? gold has been very volatile. >> i am not buying farmland here, i
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